Imran Khan Niazi born into a proud pathan family. Best know internationally as Imran Khan. He is probably the finest cricketer from Pakistan. As an outstanding all rounder, he became a national hero when he captained the Pakistan Cricket team and brought back the World Cup in the 1991/92 ICC World Cup which took place in Australia.
Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital And Research Center was founded in 1994 by Imran Khan and by the donations.The institution has spent over Rs. 9 billion (US $ 130 million) in supporting the treatment of thousands of indigent cancer patients and currently, 75% of all cancer patients seen at the Hospital are receiving financial support.
The inspiration to build the Hospital came from the misfortune and suffering of one individual, Shaukat Khanum, the mother of Imran Khan. His mother's death and the personal experience of dealing with cancer in a loved one convinced him of the need for a state of the art cancer center with access to everyone, including those who could not otherwise afford the expensive care.